Sep 24, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Environmental and Chemical Sciences, Integrative Biology Concentration, MS


Total Hours Required for Degree:  31 (Thesis Option) or 37 (Non-Thesis Option).

Program Admission


In addition to the general requirements for admission  to the William J. Doré, Sr. School of Graduate Studies, applicants for admission to the Environmental and Chemical Sciences, Integrative Biology Concentration, MS program must have:

  • A minimum score of 286 on the GRE (Verbal + Quantitative);
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0;
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in one of the sciences (or science education) and adequate preparation for a particular concentration as determined by the admissions committee and/or coordinator for the degree program;
  • Two letters of professional recommendation from faculty members, professional colleagues, or work supervisors (send directly to program coordinator, Dr. Justin Hoffman, at jhoffman@mcneese.edu); and
  • A 1-2 page essay detailing your professional goals, which should include your motivation for pursuing a graduate degree in biology as well as your long-term professional goals (send directly to program coordinator, Dr. Justin Hoffman, at jhoffman@mcneese.edu).

Requirements


Thesis Option


  • Advisor-Approved BIOL Courses - 12 hours
  • Advisor-Approved AGRI, AGRO, ANSC, CHEM, ENSC, NRCM, or WMGT Courses - 9 hours

Non-Thesis Option


  • Advisor-Approved BIOL Courses - 15 hours
  • Advisor-Approved AGRI, AGRO, ANSC, CHEM, ENSC, NRCM, or WMGT Courses - 12 hours
  • Electives (Any Discipline; 500/600 Level) - 6 hours

Notes


  • All courses applied toward the degree must be approved by the major professor and the coordinator of the program.
  • At least half the number of credits applied toward the degree, excluding thesis credit, must be in courses numbered above 600. Also, a candidate is required to satisfactorily pass a comprehensive written and/or oral examination.
  • Students who have background deficiencies may be required to take leveling courses that will not apply toward the Master of Science degree.

General Notes


  • At least one-half of the total number of credit hours required for a graduate degree, excluding credit for thesis, must be at the 600 level.
  • Credits applied must be earned within 6 calendar years from the time the student first enrolled in the program.
  • No grade below C and not more than 6 credit hours of C work can be applied toward the degree.
  • Only transfer credits with a grade of B or better may be applied toward the degree.
  • All degree and graduation requirements may be found on the Graduate School Regulations  page.